Greetings from New York City! I’m here for some much needed one on one time with Deal Kid. We’ve both been looking forward to this trip for a month and I thought I had everything planned…the cartooning class at The New Yorker, the FAO visit, Times Square, Dylan’s Candy Bar…
However, upon arriving last night it became clear a contingency has entered the plan: street protests following grand jury decisions. So far they seem both peaceful and somewhat contained, but streets are being blocked off and Times Square may be out of the question.
It’s certainly not the first time I’ve stumbled upon the news, but it is the first time that Deal Kid is aware of something happening out of the norm. Even for New York City the police presence was, um, notable last night. And we didn’t have the door shut on our cab from the bus drop off to the hotel without getting an earful from our cab driver!
So here’s my dilemma: how much news is the right amount for an 11 year old? I mean, he’s almost a teenager but still holds out a shred of hope on Santa Claus! How have you dealt with current events showing up in your travels? Please share in the comments.
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